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Word Example of - hint

    Example Sentences for hint

    Not a hint that he ever kissed a woman or ever took a little child upon his knee.

    Beecot had half a mind to follow, so strange was the hint she had given him.

    Marty did not hint to his cousin that he suspected her intention.

    But there was no hint of such things in the alien literature.

    He brooded over it all day, but dared not drop any hint to Henriette.

    I flung out the first hint—but for that it would all have gone to the shoemaker.'

    The next day eighty scoundrels took the hint and left Leadville.

    I am sure you would have given us a hint but for your promise.

    Never a hint of red warms this oak of the swamps, even when planted as a street or park tree in well-drained ground.

    Yet nowhere does he hint that he had any personal knowledge.

Word Origin & History of - hint

    Word Origin & History

    hint 1604, from obsolete hent, from O.E. hentan "to seize," from P.Gmc. *khantijanan (cf. Goth. hinþan "to seize"), related to hunt. Modern sense and spelling first attested in Shakespeare.

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